What are the possible uses for a SbJL bag?

My bags have several possible uses, including:

  • Knitting/Crochet project bag
  • Notions bag
  • Purse organizer bag (keep the essentials inside a regular wedge and switch that between purses)
  • Trip ‘keep busy’ bag for children (keep special toys they can only play with during a trip in SbJL bags)
  • Lunch or Snack bags
  • Makeup bag
  • DnD dice bag
  • Magic The Gathering card bag
  • The possibilities are endless!

If you have a new idea for how to use your SbJL bag, let me know! :o)

Can I request a custom order?

I am MORE THAN HAPPY to do custom orders!  If you see two fabrics on two different bags in the shop that you think will make a lovely bag for yourself or if you have a general color/print idea kicking around and would like to design your own SbJL bag please don’t hesitate to contact me! (please note that custom requests are for fabric only – I cannot take requests for custom bag designs at this time and if I do not have the fabric in stock this will add significantly to the delivery estimate). 

Where do you get your fabric?

Well, specific details are a secret that I keep to myself. If I told everyone where I shop, there wouldn’t be any left for me to make awesome bags for you! 😉

I will say that with some of my geek prints, I work with a graphic designer to create one of a kind prints that are only available at SbJL. I also have branched out and created a few prints on my own (for example, the Tolkien prints are my own layout)

Otherwise, I spend entirely too much time shopping for fabric, looking for new prints to add to the shop. 😉

How many people sew for you?

All hand-sewn items are sewn by me (otherwise it wouldn’t be ‘Stitched by JessaLu’ 😉 ) on an industrial Singer that was manufactured in 1932 or a Model 15-91 Singer sewing machine that was manufactured in 1937  in a smoke-less and cat-less home (but not dog-less, though she’s little and isn’t allowed in the sewing room).

I have a helper that works one day a week doing ironing and bag prep – and sometimes during show season my husband (aka ‘Boothbait’) rolls up his sleeves and gets to work cutting fabric and interfacing.

When you purchase from SbJL, you are supporting my family directly, and we appreciate it very much!

You can see pictures of my sewing machine here. My machine isn’t fancy, it doesn’t have the ability to do a lockstitch edge but she’s a workhorse and I love her. She does the job while my fancy new Singer sits in the closet, not working.

How often do you update your shop?

When the shop is open, I do small updates almost daily. I do large shop updates with the SciFi prints about every 2 weeks.

If you want a heads up on larger shop updates, please sign up for the mailing list (link in sidebar), ‘like’ my page on Facebook and/or follow me on Twitter! You can also follow me on Instagram if you’d like to see my other crafty pursuits and some fabric sneak peeks. :o)

Can I wash my SbJL bag?

Yes, you sure can wash your SbJL bag! I prewash, tumble dry and iron every piece of fabric that comes in to SbJL so it has been preshrunk prior to making a bag out of it and sending it out to you so there is no fear of weird and wonky shrinkage when it’s time for it to have a bath.

To wash your bag, please remove the zipper pull (if you can’t get it to come off, that’s okay, but it might beat up the crystals a bit), then wash it on the delicate setting (if you have one) with cold water, using a washing solution that does not have sulfates (no Tide or anything with ‘brighteners’). Once it’s nice and clean, take it out of the washer, re-form it into it’s original shape and let it air dry. You can dry it in the dryer on low, but it won’t retain it’s crisp ‘like new’ look once it’s been tumble dried.

Do you sell wholesale?

I do! Please send me an email through my ‘contact me‘ page with your LYS (or business) name and location and I will get back to you with more details!